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9 bedroom detached house for sale

The Manor House, Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3

Sold STC £3,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 8 reception rooms
  • 9 bedrooms
  • cinema room
  • outdoor pool & tennis court
  • pool house / games room
  • mature gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully restored late 18th century Grade II Listed Manor House set in mature grounds.


The Manor House is situated in a secluded position in the peaceful village of Old Knebworth, originally forming part of the Knebworth Estate. The village remains a traditional rural village
with a pub, church and cricket pitch. Other village facilities can be found only a short drive away in Knebworth village, including a post offi ce, a doctor's surgery, and a sought-after primary school. Knebworth House is nearby, together with Knebworth Golf Club. Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are available only 6.3 miles away in Welwyn Garden City.


Listed Grade II, being of architectural and historic importance, The Manor House is constructed of mellow red brick under a clay tile roof. The house was once the home of Lady Lytton who is reputed to have declined a marriage proposal from Winston Churchill, whilst the wooden panelled gate and cornice were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th Century.

Internally the house has been beautifully restored from top to bottom and now combines light and spacious reception rooms
and comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and
second floors. Of particular note is the stunning new kitchen with four oven Aga and central island with gas hob and 'Zip' boiling and sparkling water tap and all open plan through to the playroom/ sitting area. On the raised ground floor is a beautifully proportioned drawing room centred on an attractive ornamental fireplace and French doors opening on to steps leading down to the garden.

The restoration of The Manor House has been meticulous throughout. A Lutron lighting system which links with the blinds in the master bedroom (which also has air conditioning). A Sonos
sound system has been installed together with CAT6 cabling and a CCTV system. There are also wifi signal boosters. The swimming pool is protected by an Aquamatic electric cover.

Gardens and grounds
The gardens and grounds provide a private mature setting for the house laid mostly to lawn and studded with a selection of mature specimen trees. There is a heated swimming pool and an all-weather Astro-turf tennis court with flood lighting.

Acreage: 2.06 Acres

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 August 2016

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